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Sport Para athletics
NPC Namibia   
Place of BirthOkankolo, NAM
Height1.74 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
T11, F11
Even Tjiviju
Further Personal Information
Son Isaac [2014]
Windhoek, NAM
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Marketing - Polytechnic of Namibia: Windhoek, NAM
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age 14 at Eluwa Special School in Ongwediva, Namibia.
Club / Team
Namib Lions Athletic Club: Namibia
Name of coach
Michael Hamukwaya [national], ZAM
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Page (, 14 Feb 2013)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and coach Michael Hamukwaya. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Namibian sprinter Frankie Fredericks. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
He suffered from a hamstring injury while competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 14 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never stop training." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was Namibia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (, 12 Apr 2018)

He received a sporting achievement award from Disability Sports Namibia in 2015. (, 19 Oct 2015)

He was Namibia's flag bearer at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique. (, 19 Dec 2011)
To win a gold medal at the world championships. (, 12 Apr 2018)
He lost his left eye at age three in a shooting accident as his brother tried to shoot birds using a bow and arrow. Three years later, while working in a field, a donkey kicked him in his right eye, resulting in him losing his sight in that eye too. (, 19 Dec 2011)
Other information
In August 2018 he received a new house in Windhoek, Namibia, as part of Standard Bank Namibia's Buy-a-Brick initiative. He was chosen as a recipient of the initiative following his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I started my journey in 1997 and now it has finally paid off with the house." (Facebook page, 14 Aug 2018;, 15 May 2018;, 16 Feb 2018)

In 2017 he hosted an athletics event in Windhoek, Namibia, in which he trained sighted participants on how to take part in competitions with visually-impaired athletes. Teams then competed against themselves, with one member being blindfolded and the other acting as a guide. Among the participants there were representatives of renowned Namibian companies. The event aimed to raise funds and to increase Namibian people's awareness to Para athletics. (, 21 Sep 2017)

In 2018 he began studying for a degree in physiotherapy at the Nomad Institute in Windhoek, Namibia. "The struggles of an athlete are unending. We are put in the hands of so many physiotherapists and not all do a good job. At times we do not get the best massages during competitions and it affects ones performance.
Now that I have been in good and bad hands, I feel I am in a better position to tell what athletes need." (, 03 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2012 200m T11 23.20
Semifinal 2012 100m T11 11.49
Round 1 2012 400m T11 52.45
3 2016 100m T11 11.11
4 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 43.66
1 2016 200m T11 22.44
3 2016 400m T11 50.63
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2011 100m T11 12.31
3 2011 400m T11 53.90
6 2011 200m T11 24.95
2 2013 200m T11 22.71
3 2013 100m T11 11.85
4 2013 400m T11 52.15
5 2015 400m T11 52.72
2 2015 200m T11 22.84
2 2017 100m T11 11.33
7 2017 400m T11 52.83
5 2017 200m T11 23.31
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 100m T12 11.37